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WR Jeremy Maclin - Kansas City Chiefs

6-0, 198Born: 5-11-1988College: MissouriDrafted: Round 1, pick 19

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News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Nov 23): Maclin spent some time on the sidelines on Sunday after taking a big hit - but eventually he returned to action. We'll see if he winds up on the official injury report later this week, but initially this looks like a minor 'got the wind knocked out' type incident.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 23): The Chiefs defense being good and running game continuing to find diamonds in the rough is bad for Maclin, who isn't going to be a big part of the game plan when the Chiefs play with the lead.

Week 12: vs Buffalo Bills

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Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. Alex Smith posted a very Alex-Smith-like 20/25 for 253 yards passing, zero TDs and zero interceptions thrown even on a day when the Chiefs blew past the Chargers 33-3. He found Travis Kelce the most (seven targets for 5/46/0 receiving), also throwing to Charcandrick West (two for 2/48/0), Albert Wilson (four for 4/46/0) and Jeremy Maclin (six for 3/29/0). This is a low-ceiling passing attack, friends. The Bills average 253.8 net passing yards allowed per game (22nd in the NFL), with 18 passing scores handed out to date, vs. 11 interceptions (tied for eighth in the league) and 15 sacks generated (29th in the NFL). Last week, Tom Brady was limited to just one TD throw, but he wound up with 20/39 for 270 net yards passing (with one interception also thrown). Over the past four weeks (three games), this team is tied for sixth-least in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks (17.4 on average); the most stingy with fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends (just 1.8 per contest); and is in the middle of the league in fantasy points given out to opposing wide receivers (22.6, 14th-most). This looks like a bad matchup for the Chiefs and their snooze-fest of a passing attack.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 vs DET 52 0 0 0 5 3 35 1 0 9.5
10 at DEN 54 0 0 0 6 3 17 0 0 1.7
11 at SD 51 0 0 0 6 3 29 0 0 2.9
12 vs BUF PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 5 * * * *
12 vs BUF PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4 * * * *
12 vs BUF PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 5 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 11 vs SD (6 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Maclin had another quiet outing despite being the second-most targeted receiver on Sunday. He hauled in three of his six targets for 29 yards, with a long of only 10 yards. The Chiefs were in full control of the game and received another stellar outing from the defensive unit, allowing the offense to remain in conservative, ball-control mode for the majority of the game. Maclin has produced when heavily-targeted this season, but the Chiefs have been pretty dominant defensively during their four-game winning streak, limiting the need for a huge performance from the passing game. He did see some duty on punt returns this week and returned two of them for a total of 13 yards.

2015 Week 10 vs DEN (6 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)

Maclin had a quiet day on Sunday as he was targeted only six times, hauling in six of them for 17 yards. With the Chiefs settling for five field goals on Sunday, perhaps some more targets for Maclin could be in order to open things up. Granted, the Chiefs dominated the game defensively. There wasn't much need for an aerial assault and the Broncos did their part to mitigate the damage. As Maclin has shown in Weeks 3 through 5 earlier this season, he can still produce and contribute solid PPR numbers when the game plan calls for his involvement.

2015 Week 8 vs DET (5 / 3 / 35 / 1 rec)

A quiet first half looked like it would lead to an unproductive fantasy day for Jeremy Maclin as the Chiefs were well on their way to blowing out the Lions, but he was able to salvage some value with a late score. He received a 17-yard strike from Alex Smith in the end zone to put the Chiefs up 38-3, a game they would ultimately win 45-10. For the day, Maclin was targeted five times and hauled in three of them for 35 yards. With a dominant rushing performance and a score that quickly got out of hand, he simply wasn't needed or targeted as much as he would be during the course of a normal game. Heading into the bye week, Maclin is still comfortably first on the Chiefs in targets with 61 made more impressive by the fact that he missed last week's game while recovering from a concussion. He will continue to be highly targeted and the top receiving option for the Chiefs.

2015 Week 6 vs MIN (4 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)

After two consecutive 100-yard receiving performances in Week's 3 and 4, Jeremy Maclin was held under 100 receiving yards for the second consecutive game. Maclin was held in check along with the rest of the Chiefs offense on Sunday, finishing the day with three catches on four targets for 48 yards. Even more concerning then the Chiefs offensive woes on Sunday was the concussion Maclin suffered in the fourth quarter. As he was attempting to catch a pass, Maclin was tackled cleanly by a Vikings defender but driven into the turf. It was an awkward sequence as the defender landed on top of Maclin and drove Maclin's head into the ground in the process. Maclin exited the game and did not return. There is no word on a timeframe but we would have to believe he'll be in the concussion protocol and the Chiefs will proceed cautiously.

2015 Week 5 vs CHI (12 / 8 / 85 / 0 rec)

Maclin was again heavily targeted but his streak of 100-yard games came to an end as the Chiefs struggled to generate offense against the Bears on Sunday. He received 12 targets in total, catching eight of them for 85 yards with a long of 23 yards. Nearly half of Maclin's production came on the team's second offensive scoring drive. He was targeted four times and caught all four for a total of 37 yards. That drive ultimately resulted in a 32-yard field goal. Maclin's targets may actually increase going forward as offensive centerpiece Jamaal Charles went down with what is feared to be a season-ending right ACL tear. Maclin remains a huge threat because of his explosiveness and volume of targets, but he will receive extra attention from opposing defenses as he assumes the role of the Chiefs biggest offensive threat.

2015 Week 4 vs CIN (13 / 11 / 148 / 0 rec)

Maclin caught 11 of his 13 targets en route to his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game, finishing the day with 148 yards. Although he didn't find the end zone for the second week in a row, he was able to recapture some of last week's second half chemistry with Alex Smith. The duo hooked up for their longest play of the day on the Chiefs second scoring drive, a short pass over the middle that Maclin was able to extend for 44 yards out of bounds. Smith looked Maclin's way again later in the drive. On 3rd and 7 from the 20, a short right pass was caught by Maclin but resulted in negative yardage and the team would settle for a field goal. Smith has been facing heavy pressure over the past two games, effecting both his timing and accuracy. If the team can solve that issue, Maclin's production would only get better from that point.

2015 Week 3 vs GB (11 / 8 / 141 / 1 rec)

Maclin was the invisible man in the first half but turned it on in the second for a productive evening. His lackluster first half included a bad drop on one of his few targets and a missed block that resulted in a stalled drive for the Chiefs. The second half presented a different story and Maclin made the most of his opportunities. He hauled in eight catches for 141 yards and a touchdown once he became a focal point of the offense. The touchdown pass was a five-yard strike from Alex Smith, the culmination of an 11-play, 80-yard drive in which Maclin snagged a ball for a key 31-yard gain to bring the team into the red zone.

2015 Week 2 vs DEN (7 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec, 2 / -5 / 0 rush)

Maclin's biggest play of the night may have come when he wasn't the target. He provided a key block for Jamaal Charles' 34-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Maclin was targeted a team-high seven times against the Broncos, catching four passes for 57 yards. He made some solid catches, including one for 30 yards, but the offense struggled as a whole as Alex Smith was under pressure throughout the game. The budding chemistry between the two is apparent and Smith continues to look for Maclin as the first option in the passing game, a trend that will continue throughout the season.

2015 Week 1 vs HOU (9 / 5 / 52 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Maclin made his much-anticipated debut as a member of the Chiefs on Sunday. He led all receivers in targets with nine on his way to a 5 catch, 52-yard performance. Maclin and Alex Smith connected for the first time on the opening drive, a short pass out of the shotgun that Maclin was able to extend for 9 yards before being pushed out of bounds. They connected again on the teams' second touchdown drive, a short pass that went for eight yards to bring the Chiefs across midfield. Two plays later, Smith was able to hit a wide open Travis Kelce for a 42-yard touchdown, the presence of Maclin undoubtedly contributing to the blown coverage on Kelce. Maclin's solid first game as a Chief could have been even better as a 39-yard reception was called back in the third quarter due to a Texans challenge on whether he had control or not. He was slightly banged up on the play but did not appear to suffer any lingering effects. All-in-all a solid debut for Maclin, he will fit in very nicely as the WR1 for the Chiefs.


Latest News

Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin leaves briefly (Sun Nov 22, 06:31 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (head) left the Week 11 game against the San Diego Chargers briefly due to a head injury. He was checked out and able to return, even returning to his duties as a punt returner.

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Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin quiet in victory (Mon Nov 16, 01:41 AM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin pulled down three receptions for 17 yards in the Week 10 game against the Denver Broncos. He was targeted six times.

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